I have an appreciation for Adam Sandler. Not so much an appreciation of his many asinine comedies, (although his recent Netflix stand-up special was excellent), but an appreciation for an actor who can seamlessly switch from hilarious Happy Gilmore to pious Punch Drunk Love.
His latest venture looks extremely promising as he plays a dodgy, jeweller to the rich and famous who has to find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend. Early word suggests Sandler’s performance could net him an award with rave reviews at various film festivals.
Uncut Gems is written and directed by the Safdie Brothers whose previous venture Good Time, which starred Robert Pattinson, was an excellent, dark crime noir story and one of the best films of 2017.
Uncut Gems is scheduled for release on December 13th.
Here’s the second official trailer for the Adam Sandler led sci-fi comedy Pixels set for release on July 24th.
The plot for the film rattles along like so:
In 1982, in the hopes of establishing peaceful communication with extraterrestrial life, NASA launches a time capsule into outer space containing images and footage of Earth life and culture. However, aliens misinterpret enclosed video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war. They attack the Earth using the games as models for their various assaults, including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. President William Cooper (Kevin James) calls upon his best friend since childhood, former 1980s arcade champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to combat the video game characters, Brenner decides to lead a team of retrogamers to defeat the aliens with various technology similar to those used in games.
I’m not a fan of Sandler or James personally, or their movies, but the one saving grace for this film is that it’s directed by Chris Columbus, a man previously responsible for Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire and two Harry Potter movies. We live in hope.
Kevin James and Adam Sandler’s movie production team Happy Madison are at it again. Get ready for belly laugh after belly laugh as the hilarious team take on the world of Mixed Martial Arts in their raucous comedy Here Comes The Boom. Arf!
The plot for this side splitting, shenanigan-fest rattles along like so:
Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old bored biology teacher in a failing high school. When budget cutbacks look like they might force the cancellation of the music program, which would result in its teacher (Henry Winkler) being laid off, Scott begins to raise money by competing as a mixed martial arts fighter to keep the program around.
That’s right, he’s doing it for the kids and just look at all the ensuing hilarity. Which is exactly what would happen in reality.
Small piece of trivia for you, did you know that last month Adam Sandler received 11 award nominations for his contribution to film last year? Of course the awards in question are The Razzies which are handed out annually to actors and actresses who have turned in the worst performances or films over the last twelve months and judging by the trailer above, for Sandler’s next movie, it looks like he may be onto yet another winning streak for 2013.
Co-directed by Sean Anders & John Morris, both were behind Sex Drive, (off to a flyer now), it stars Adam Sandler who, as a teenager, fathered a son (Andy Samberg) in high school with his teacher. Years later, the man visits his son on the eve of his son’s wedding and begins feuding with his son’s bride (Leighton Meester). That’s it, that’s the entire film’s plot right there. A single episode of the Jeremy Kyle Show has more twists and turns than this whole movie.
By the way in real life Adam Sandler is 45 years-old and Andy Samberg is 33 years-old which means, theoretically speaking, Sandler would have fathered Samberg at the tender age of 12. We’re logic Nazis, we can’t help it.